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April 2015 AUSA News

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Testifying on Capitol Hill, the Army’s senior uniformed officer put forward a blunt message to Congress, saying: "As sequestration looms in 2016, I am truly concerned about our future and how we are investing in our nation’s defense … we do not want...
A senior Army finance officer provided a glimpse into the service’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $126.5 billion and what could happen should sequestration kick in, reducing that amount by about $6 billion. Lt. Gen. Karen E. Dyson, military...
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will receive the 2015 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army. Awarded annually to an individual who has exhibited selfless service to the...
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter pledged to focus on soldiers and their families in what he foresees as continuingly uncertain times. In a message to military and civilian personnel, issued shortly after he was sworn in as the nation’s 25th defense...
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Well, the good news is that there is a defense budget that actually was published on time. Unfortunately, much of what is in the budget hits soldiers and their families in the wallet. First, the defense department proposes a below-inflation pay...
Just as the Army chief of staff recently testified before lawmakers, warning of the damage another round of sequestration would cause, the Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, echoed the chief’s words to many connected to the Army...
Army aviation operates in worldwide missions while balancing the challenges of the deployments with maintaining training and readiness, Army aviation commanders said. The commanders addressed the topic during a panel at the Association of the United...
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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Exchange Retiree Advisory Council, including Sgt. Maj. Leroy Bussells, USA, Ret., assistant director, retiree and veteran affairs, Association of the United States Army (AUSA), met in Dallas, Texas, in...
Since 2001, military children have experienced multiple separations from one or possibly both parents due to combat deployments. Surveys have been conducted and studies written on the emotional toll the past 14 years of war have had on service...
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Uncertainty not a good recipe for success. Back in 2011, nationally syndicated columnist William Hamilton wrote a piece on military retirement and the plans to change it. In his column, Hamilton, who served 20 years on active duty, recalled a...
The 2015 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition will again this year have as its headquarters the new Marriott Marquis, Association officials said. Located directly across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center...
A new course at Fort Rucker, Ala., will pair up air cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems. The Aviation Reconnaissance Course, scheduled to launch this spring, was discussed at the Association of the U.S. Army’s "Hot Topic"...
Given the opportunity to address the students and the training academy’s cadre, I was able to recognize the contributions of the Florida National Guard. Having served with the 53rd Infantry Brigade in Iraq in 2003, I related to the audience the missions and contributions the soldiers of the brigade made during their deployment.
Despite declining budgets and resources, the Army continues to actively do business with industry partners, with the Army Materiel Command (AMC) procuring one out of every six dollars in the federal budget. Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, AMC’s deputy...
The 31st Annual Army Ten-Miler will be held on Sunday, Oct.11, at 8 a.m., at the Pentagon. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the Army’s race will attract military and civilian runners from around the world. All race proceeds...